Leadership Council

A Green Cleaning Engagement Strategy that Looks Beyond the Community


In a new series of blogs, we’re highlighting inspiring stories about the ways that schools and universities across the country are using engagement to strengthen their green cleaning and environmental initiatives. We recently talked to Leadership Council member and host of the 2017 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute Merv Brewer, assistant director of the Salt […]

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Mark Your Calendars: Green Clean Schools Event Dates Announced


We are thrilled to announce our two big Green Clean Schools events happening in 2017: The Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah July 12-14. This event will convene our growing network of facility managers from schools and universities across the country to focus on how we can all […]

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Engage Your Green Cleaning Staff with a System of Connection


In a new series of blogs, we’re highlighting inspiring stories about the ways that schools and universities across the country are using engagement to strengthen their green cleaning and environmental initiatives. We recently talked to Leadership Council member and staff engagement advocate Gene Woodard, director of the building services department at the University of Washington […]

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Happy New Year From Green Clean Schools


2016 was an exciting year for our Green Clean Schools program. We hosted two first-ever events, announced a five-year partnership with ISSA, strengthened relationships with committed sponsors, met truly visionary school facility leaders through the Green Cleaning Award, and engaged with hundreds of new school facility directors. We’ve never felt more galvanized to continue educating […]

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Green Clean Schools Forum Gives Facility Directors a Backstage Pass to ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America


The Green Clean Schools Forum at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America in Chicago in October was a new and exciting way for school facility directors to access to the premier cleaning event in the country. The two-day event was attended by more than 200 school facility directors, green cleaning experts, leading manufacturers and representatives from non-profits and […]

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How This School in New York Is Saving Money—and the Planet


One of the biggest benefits to a green cleaning program that’s not always spoken about is the huge cost savings it can yield. Many with experience in the field have already moved far away from the old, mistaken belief that green cleaning costs more. Unfortunately, those who are not as familiar with green cleaning—and many […]

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Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute Recognizes and Connects Leaders


Our Green Clean Schools program is having its busiest year yet! With support and guidance from our Leadership Council, made of up some of the top facility operators running award-winning green cleaning programs at schools and universities across the country, we’ve planned two unique green cleaning events in 2016: the Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute, […]

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Exactly What You Can Expect Next Month at the GCS Leadership Institute


So you have a green cleaning program. You’re making third-party-certified purchasing decisions, you’ve revamped your team’s policies and you’re providing more training than ever before. Now what? Maybe you’re ready to get your institution or district to include your green cleaning program in its sustainability policy, or even write that policy from scratch. How are […]

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Georgia Tech Wins Grand GCA With No Help from Chemicals


Congratulations to Georgia Institute of Technology (also known as Georgia Tech), for winning the Green Cleaning Award for Schools & University Grand Prize in the higher education category. Georgia Tech was an early adapter of ionized water, and has been paving the way for schools all over the nation to reduce reliance on chemicals ever […]

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How to Find the Greenest Cleaning Products


How can you best identify greener, healthier alternatives to the traditional cleaning products used in your school? This video, produced by Healthy Schools Campaign and our partner, Education Facilities Clearinghouse, can help take the guesswork out of the process. Download the full guide. This video is part of a series that’s intended to be shared […]

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